A bill has been advanced this month that would ban statewide use of coal tar-based sealant products that are often used for driveways and parking lots.
Chemicals found in the sealcoats that are considered toxic to aquatic life have been linked to cancer.
This measure has been sought after by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and environmental advocates for over a decade and will be brought to Governor Cuomo’s desk for consideration.
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